Institution Building

About

SCG’s institution building program enhances the strategic capacity of Ministries of Defense, Interior, and Public Security, and operational and combatant commands to improve the sustainability and impact of modernization and reform programs.

How We Do It

  • Providing guidance to address policy and implementation gaps;
  • Assessing institution-building needs; 
  • Designing and implementing capacity building support to meet identified needs; and
  • Advising on best practices to institutionalize enhanced processes and procedures to meet the recipient institution’s mission and goals.

About

Building the Capacity of the Tunisian League of Women Police

In the aftermath of Tunisia’s transition to democratic rule, senior female law enforcement officers created the Tunisian League of Women Police (TLWP), Tunisia’s first women’s police association, to promote the role of women in law enforcement, provide professionalization opportunities for its members, and further the provision of democratic security in Tunisia. By working to enhance the representation of women in Tunisia’s security forces, the TLWP supports the reform efforts of the Government of Tunisia and the Tunisian Ministry of Interior to improve security provision for all Tunisians.

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Sustainable Capacity Building for Program Managers

The United States and its allies continue to struggle with how to design and deliver programs that achieve their intended outcome in the short term and provide lasting impacts in the long term. SCG has learned from engaging with policymakers, planners, and program managers that inflexible funding authorities, urgent security and front office priorities, programmatic stovepipes, and uneven donor and interagency coordination hamper sustainable strategic capacity building. Many planners and program managers have never been trained on program design or provided with the proper tools to implement a sustainable and strategic capacity building approach.

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Strategic Communications Capacity Building in Liberia

Building trust in public institutions remains a challenge in Liberia. Internal security organizations like the Liberian National Police (LNP) are working to learn new skills and effectively respond to threats without instilling fear within communities. The LNP needs the tools and skills to better communicate with the public about their mission and the constraints they face in meeting that mission. Building the LNP capacity for positive messaging and information dissemination is essential to fostering trust within the communities they serve.

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Co-Designing Reform of the Inspector General's Office in Tunisia

Among the many ways that service provision can be improved in countries transitioning from democratic rule is to strengthen how the police investigate themselves, hold their officers accountable, and incentivize model service provision. Although Tunisia’s Ministry of Interior has undertaken numerous initiatives to reform service provision since the country’s transition to democratic rule nearly a decade ago, the General Inspection Offices for the National Police and National Guard have human, institutional, and technical capacity gaps that their leaderships are seeking to address. Human capacity constraints limit the number of cases that the General Inspection Offices are able to investigate, and investigators are keen to learn new skills in line with international standards and best practices.

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SCG opens doors to Institution Building.